Huddersfield Burial Ground Amendment Act of 1856
The Huddersfield Burial Ground Amendment Act of 1856 (year sometimes given as 1855) was summarised as:
- To amend the Provisions of the Huddersfield Burial Ground Act, 1852.
18 & 19 Vict. Huddersfield Burial Ground Amendment Act 1855. Ch. Ixxxix.
An Act to amend the Provisions of the Huddersfield Burial Ground Act, 1852.
Whereas the Commissioners for the Time being acting in execution of the Huddersfield Improvement Act, 1848, and the Huddersfield Burial Ground Act, 1852, have, in pursuance of the Powers contained in the said last-mentioned Act, purchased, enclosed, planted, embellished, and laid out a certain Piece of Ground in the said last-mentioned Act particularly mentioned and described as and for a Burial Ground, and have caused to be erected therein (in addition to certain other Buildings) Two suitable Chapels, one for the Performance of the Burial Service according to the Rites of the United Church of England and Ireland, and the other on the unconsecrated Portion of such Burial Ground, for the Performance of Funeral Service therein : And whereas the said Commissioners have procured One Half of the said Burial Ground, with the Chapel thereon, to be consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Ripon, within whose Diocese such Chapel and Ground are situate: And whereas the Section of the said Huddersfield Burial Ground Act, 1852, numbered 16 in the Copies of that Act printed by Her Majesty's Printers, and which relates to the Depth to which Graves should be dug in the said Burial Ground, the Number and Manner of Interments in each Grave, and fixing the Period which should elapse before re-opening any such Grave for further Interments therein, is unnecessarily stringent, and would be prejudicial to the proper Management of the said Burial Ground, and entail a considerable Expense upon the said Township of Huddersfield, and it is desirable that the said Section of the said last-mentioned Act of Parliament should be repealed: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows :
1. The said Section of the said last-mentioned Act of Parliament shall be and the same is hereby repealed : Provided nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall extend to relieve the said Commissioners from the Necessity of obtaining the Approval or Confirmation by the General Board of Health of any Regulations which by the said Huddersfield Burial Ground Act, 1852, may require such Approval or Confirmation.
2. The Expenses of obtaining this Act, and all other Expenses incident thereto, shall be charged upon and. defrayed out of the Fees and Sums of Money which shall be raised, charged, levied, or received under or by virtue of the said Huddersfield Burial Ground Act.